Manny Machado to the Padres

We are finally half-way through the Big 2 free agents signing.  Machado agreed to a 10 year/$300 million deal.  I imagine California taxes eat into a lot of that, but on the other hand, he gets to live in San Diego.

As a Braves fan, I’m happy to have him out of the NL East.  Now, we just need Bryce Harper to end up elsewhere.  Supposedly the White Sox were more interested in Machado, but there’s a chance the Padres add Harper as well.  The Giants are supposedly fading, but still in contention for Harper as well.  Honestly, I wouldn’t be too disappointed if he resigned with the Nationals.  I mostly just don’t want him to stack the Phillies.

Speaking of the Braves, Spring Training has started and the first games are this weekend! Touki Toussaint and Kolby Allard are each getting a couple of innings in the first game, and Mike Foltynewicz and Bryse Wilson get a couple each on Sunday.  It’s go time!

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